Hornet soccer notches first win

OROVILLE – The Oroville girls soccer team notched its first victory of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 9, blanking Bridgeport 1-0 in a Central Washington League contest.

The Hornets had lost two previous non-league contests to the Fillies by a combined score of 14-0, but turned the table in their first league meeting of the year and moved ahead of Bridgeport into fourth place in the five-team league.

“Our defensive line played a tough and solid match,” said Oroville coach Laura Kinman. “Great communication and trust with their teammates. (Goalkeeper) Tosca Pickering keeps improving and played a very aggressive match.”

Meagan Moralez scored the Hornets’ goal, with Kelsey Stell picking up the assist.

The Hornets improved to 1-9 (1-3, 3 points in CWL play) knocked the Fillies (4-5, 0-4) into fifth place with the win. Oroville hosts Tonasket on Thursday, Oct. 11.

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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